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Virginia Agency Bans Head Strikes, Following Recruit's Death

March 18, 2011
The Norfolk (Va.) Police Department has revamped its defensive tactics training, so cadets will no longer be required to endure strikes to the head or defend themselves when they are exhausted

Florida Cadet Missing, Boyfriend Uncooperative

March 17, 2011
Investigators are attempting to locate Kelly Rothwell, a 35-year-old south Florida cadet, who has been missing since Sunday. When located in New York, Rothwell's longtime live-in boyfriend, a retired corrections officer, has declined to speak with investigators about the case.

AG Holder Tells Ohio Agency To Lower Passing Test Score

March 15, 2011
The city of Dayton, Ohio, has agreed to a lower passing score for the police recruit exam, after the U.S. Department of Justice rejected its test because not enough blacks passed.

Police Resignations Increase 50% at Georgia Agency

March 10, 2011
The Savannah-Chatham (Ga.) Metro Police Department is reporting a 50% increase in resignations by its officers, including a spike in departures by the least experienced on its force.

Virginia Chief Involved In Recruit's Death Retires

February 24, 2011
City Manager Marcus Jones credited Chief Marquis with the ability to get things done, and added that he couldn't think outside his office. The city is now working out a severance package with the former chief.

Baltimore's Top Cop Uses Ruse In Kickback Arrests

February 24, 2011
Fifteen of the officers reported to the academy, and were stripped of their badges and arrested. An academy recruit witnessed the arrests that included Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld saying, "I'm here to reclaim our badge."

Philly Police Plan Recruit Class, New Academy

February 23, 2011
Commissioner Charles Ramsey expects to get city approval for the class in the second half of the year. The next group of recruits will train and be taught at a former military facility acquired from the federal government.

Virginia Chief On Hot Seat After Training Death

February 2, 2011
There have been public calls for the firing of Marquis and one council member said publicly he has lost faith in the chief for the way he handled the death of John Kohn, 40.

Tulsa PD Welcomes 42 New Recruits

January 25, 2011
By establishing a recruit class, the department is moving forward after layoffs and budget cuts. The department is also facing a federal corruption probe. In the past, academy classes have had just 20 to 25 members.

Idaho State Police Staffed at 1977 Levels

January 17, 2011
Col. Jerry Russell, ISP chief, told lawmakers that of his current patrol force of 150 authorized positions, six are investigators, and there are 33 vacancies.
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